- "They're always in so much pain, and always so sad. And they're like that forever. Left on their own they eat each other and get bigger and bigger...until they burst into flames!"
Nephilim are creatures born from the unholy union of humans and fallen angels in El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. Their very existence infuriates God, who forbade all contact between humans and angels.
The Nephilim appear as bouncy, blob-like creatures with two beady eyes and a small mouth. Their behavior is innocent and at times, comical. However, this cartoony appearence hides their true nature: the Nephilim are in a state of perpetual suffering, and this taint will eventually drive them to consume each other.
When a Nephilim devours enough of its kind, its taint deepens to the point that it becomes a Fire Nephilim. The exception to this rule is the Water Nephilim, the Nephilim of Armaros, who is at peace with himself.
When a Fallen Angel is defeated, his/her Nephilim dissapear.
- "The worldwide corruption brought about by the Nephilim, creatures born from the union of human and fallen angel, has greatly angered the heavens. Their very existence flies in the face of God, who forbade his angels to directly interfere in earthly matters.
Neither human nor angelic, they are transient, unstable forms of life, unable to find a world or dimension they can call home. Despite their cute, bouncy look, they are lonely, solitary creatures. They come in many sizes, from the length of a man's thumb to the size of a mighty pillar.
They constantly wander the tower halls in search of companionship."